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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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fretboard damage

I have a vsbl, yesterday I was taking it off the stand and the guitar slipped out of my hand. The fretboard crashed into the t.v. sitting on the floor causing two dents in the top of the fretboard by the fifth fret Is this fixable or is my guitar scared for life?

p.s. I finally got my lo pro edge to return near perfect after a pull up. Thanks Rich for all the useful info on your site.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 08:36 PM
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You can try steaming them out. Put a couple drops of water in it, let it soak, take a wet washcloth and a soldering iron and hold it on the spot for a few seconds, repeat, just don't add a burn to the dent
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Worst case scenario you fill it in with a mixture of rosewood dust and superglue. Then level it off. It's no big deal.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2004, 02:07 AM
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If you try to steam them out, BE VERY CAREFUL!!!!

As Rich said, you don't want to add burns.

This works well if done correctly (I burned myself the first time doing this, but that was because I mistook the wrong end of the iron for the handle, thankfully it was only a 25 watt iron on a v-regulator set at 60v, still hot as hell though ) but you couldn't tell where the dent was in the back of the neck when I was finished. :-)

Personally, any dent or scratch or chip that doesn't effect the way my guitar plays stays put, they are going to happen and once you get past the first one the rest are just "oh well". :-)

Just my opinion, and remember, opinions are like an anus, everyone has one and they are often full of . . . .

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2004, 05:34 PM
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Yeah I had an accident like tha once too ..What I did was just take some wood filler putty and put it in there and once it dried off I leveled it off, you could never tell it had dents now. And for finish over the wood filler they sell these pens that match the wood color. good luck
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